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JUVENAL
[Satires. English. 1673]
Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and Aulus Persius Flaccus translated and illustrated, as well with sculpture as notes. By Barten Holyday, D.D. and late Arch-Deacon of Oxon.
Oxford printed by W. Downing, for F. Oxlad senior, J. Adams, and F. Oxlad junior, 1673.
[12], 341, [3] p., [4] pl. (2 fold., 1 map, 1 plan) : wdcut & engr. illus. ; 29.5 cm. (2º)

Sixth (third Oxford) edition of Holiday's Juvenal, making this the first combined edition of Juvenal and Persius in English, with voluminous notes including numerous woodcut and engraved illustrations, the latter (unsigned) mostly by David Loggan. This edition was overseen by Holiday's executor (and son of his second wife), W. Dewy. 'Aulus Persius Flaccus His Satyres' has separate dated title-page (p. [285]) with imprint 'Oxford: printed for J. Adams, and F. Oxlad senior, and F. Oxlad junior, 1673'. The Preface to Persius contains a biography of the author. Page 90 wrongly numbered 75. Last leaf bears docket-title on verso 'Dr Holyday on Iuvenal,' [sic]. ESTC r12290; Wing J1276; Madan III, 2979.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed on first free-endpaper in ink John Soane Architect 1800. Earlier ownership inscriptions in ink: Francis Gregory his Booke 1692 and pret: 9s: and in another hand: Ex Aula Beatæ Mariæ Virgini. Two men by the name Francis Gregory with connections to St Mary Hall, Oxford are recorded in Alumni Oxonienses ... 1500--1715 (Oxford 1891), vol. 2, p. 602. This is probably the Francis Gregory who matriculated on 4 July 1692, aged 19.
Copy 2: 29.5 cm. Imperfect; wanting final leaf which has been torn out. Inscribed in pencil on front pastedown in the hand of the bookseller Thomas Boone Juvenal & Persius / Notes & Plates by Holyday: 4s=6d. Further booksellers' codes on rear pastedown. This is probably the copy of 'Holyday's Juvenal folio' bought from Thomas Boone on 9 June 1806 for 3s. 6d. (Spiers Box).

Binding Copy 1: C17th blind-panelled calf, blind double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.
Copy 2: C17th blind-panelled mottled calf, brown morocco spine-label.

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